Because a mansion was formerly located halfway up Sakadoyama, now a designated cultural heritage site by the Japanese government, it was named “onmayashiki.”
And it faces the large 13,000 square meter garden.
Wild ducks and colored carp swim in the gardens pond, which is part of the historic Sakadoyama.
At night it is well-lit, exuding a fantastic atmosphere.
Each room has been given a name by Arai Shoryu, the 46th Zen master at Untoan, which was the most renowned Zen temple in the Echigo area.